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Photos & Videos 2009

 

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Preparing the expedition

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The PAx Arctica Himalayas 2009 team

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From left to right: Christophe, Claire, Julien and Alexandre account for all bags at arrival in Kathmandu

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Samir Shrestha, MSc student at University of Kathmandu and expedition participant, gives a presentation on Nepal's melting glaciers and bursting lakes

 

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Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha (Associate Professor - Dept. of Environmental Science & Engineering at Kathmandu University ) explains what we can expect to see on the glaciers

 

 

 

 

En route to Mera Glacier

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Yves 'prays' for early departure at Yeti Airlines' office

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Near Lukla airport, where our expedition begins

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Camille happy to refresh herself with her new SIGG water bottle. Sunglasses courtesy of TAG Heuer.

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Crossing a stream

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Resting after reaching a pass at 4600m

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Hot noodles, a treat at 5000m!

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Luc, in a rare peaceful moment

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A haunted forest

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A baby yack runs for his mother

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Emilie, Christophe and Claire in a joyful climbing moment © Pierre Dutrievoz

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A solar heater: boils water in 15 minutes IF there is sun...

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Typical camp at lower altitudes

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Christophe npping: we all do as soon as we have a chance...

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Christophe with Mera Peak in the background

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Cold hands warm quickly with a sirdar's (head sherpa) assistance

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Young sherpa: 13-year old, already carrying 30 KG

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A sherpa's best friends...

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Solar panels, super efficient... when sunny outdoors.

 

 

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Yves and Samir review GPS positions of stakes before next day's glacier climb

 

 

 

On Mera Glacier - our Field work

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Leaving Khare - Yves prepares to find the way to the glacier stakes

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Approaching Mera Glacier

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The fog does not help in finding the way...

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Fitting crampons

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Climbing the glacier to Mera Pass to find ablation stakes

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We find our first stake!

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Assisted by Samir, Alexandre measures the exposed portion of the stake. This will allow comparison with measurements from prior years

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Looking at the marks on bamboo stakes

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Luc on the glacier

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Thank you UFG Private Equity for your support (www.groupe-ufg.com)

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Thank you UFG Private Equity for your support (www.groupe-ufg.com)

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Thank you TAG Heuer for your support (www.tagheuer.com)

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Sending a thought to our sponsors (www.yandr.com)

 

 

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Nima, our head sherpa for the glacier climb, with his inseparable SIGG water bottle!

Sabai Tsho Lake

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Sabai Tsho Lake today (Aug 2009)

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Samir shows the top of the 100m-high and 300m-wide moraine dam which collapsed in 1998

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Aïnhoa relaxes on top of the lake

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A river of rocks burries the valley

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On Sept. 3, 1998, when the moraine collapsed, villagers heard a loud splash coming from the lake, rushed outside and moved to higher grounds. A flood of water, rocks and glacial ice passed along the main stream valley. This lasted for only 5 to 10 minutes.

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The collapsed moraine from Sabai Tsho lake, seen from Tangna

The END

 

 

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In Tangna, the Pax Arctica Himalaya 2009 team and sherpas - after the expedition.

 

 

 

Kathmandu scenes

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